Arid Mesa

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Expeditions Mythic Rare
Zendikar Rare

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Arid Mesa

Land

, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Arid Mesa Discussion

Spirits on Fox's Kaalia Deck

1 day ago

Nice preliminary build. +1. Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier. I have a bunch of discussion material in my deck if your interested in reading my analysis.

Don't see any missing key cards, perhaps a land bump, Arid Mesa and Marsh Flats, replace some of those basics.

Grand Abolisher is a good protector of Kaalia of the Vast

Still trying to decide if Ash Barrens is better than Evolving Wilds, I think it is unless of course you decide to run an Admonition Angel

You should decide on a mid-range game plan too, Kaalia of the Vast draws hate, if she's being controlled need a game plan or combo. Some common ones I've seen are Crucible of Worlds good with your Armageddon (and others), Worldgorger Dragon is one of my favorites but scares me personally works with your Angel of Despair (and others), Sword of Feast and Famine + Hellkite Charger or Aggravated Assault (OLD SCHOOL), or the one I play and have been trying to refine Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Just gives some options for mid-game if Kaalia of the Vast strategy isn't working.

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet

Butcher of the Horde didn't work for me, he might work for you, I was trying to abuse his sacrifice. At CMC 4 5/4 he ok, but read your list of 30 creatures and tell me how many you're going to sacrifice to him. Protects them from theft, I suppose, but too situational for me.

Stormbreath Dragon feels a bit too expensive at CMC 5 for a 4/4. But I really actually like that dragon. Personally I woudl run a Rakdos the Defiler or Thundermaw Hellkite or even a Platinum Angel or Kokusho, the Evening Star, ok theres a few! But he looks cool and like the Protection: .

I detest Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, his randomness has burnt me too many times for a tiny 4 power for CMC 7. Very much dislike him lol.

I find my Lightning Greaves critical to my deck, so I run Steelshaper's Gift, I know it's not popular, but I recommend it, never been unhappy pulling it. Idyllic Tutor can be more modular, but for CMC 3.

TheDuggernaught on Selling Cards -- Profits to ...

1 day ago

A friend of mine is going through a bit of a rough stretch. Her mom pretty much cut all ties with her-- kicked her out of the house, kicked her off the insurance, cut her off the cell phone plan, will not help her pay for college anymore; and to boot, she was recently diagnosed with a heart defect and narcolepsy. She does not have much of a support network in the area, so she is also moving half way across the country in a few months to live with a few friends in Portland. I have a lot of cards I do not need or really play with often. As such, I figured I might help her out by selling some of my collection and passing on the proceeds to her to help pay for some of the moving, medical, and daily living costs.

All cards are NM or LP unless otherwise stated. What I have for sale is:

1x Promo Griselbrand -- $10

2x Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip -- $6 ea.

2x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet -- $16 ea.

4x Grave Titan -- $5.50 ea.

4x Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas -- $15.50 ea.

1x Keranos, God of Storms -- $4

4x Time Sieve -- $10 ea.

2x Anafenza, the Foremost -- $3 ea

1x Abrupt Decay -- $5

2x Ajani Vengeant Duel Deck Foil MP -- $4.50 ea.

4x Falkenrath Aristocrat -- $2 ea.

2x Olivia Voldaren -- $5 ea.

1x Deathrite Shaman -- $2

1x Swords to Plowshares Revised -- $1.50

1x Enlightened Tutor Modern Masters -- $8

4x Yosei, the Morning Star -- $4 ea

4x Baneslayer Angel (2 are From the Vault Foils) -- $6 ea

4x Reveillark Foil -- $15 ea

4x Archangel of Thune -- $17 ea

1x Arid Mesa (ZEN) -- $35

4x Flooded Strand (KTK) -- $10 ea.

4x Hallowed Fountain (RTR) -- $5 ea

1x Sunken Ruins -- $12

1x Flooded Grove -- $14

1x Plateau Revised -- $35

1x Taiga Revised -- $48

1x Savannah Revised -- $52

4x Urza's Mine (MP/HP) -- $0.75 ea

4x Urza's Power Plant (MP/HP) -- $.75 ea

4x Urza's Tower (MP/HP) -- $1 ea

1x Eternal Witness -- $3.50

1x Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip -- $7

3x Kalonian Hydra -- $3.50 ea

4x Primeval Titan -- $5 ea

4x Noble Hierarch -- $42 ea

1x Batterskull Promo -- $12

1x Void Winnower -- $1

2x Karn Liberated -- $40 ea

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon -- $30

3x Wurmcoil Engine 2 Promo, 1 Pack Foil -- $15 ea

1x Cyclonic Rift -- $4

1x Jace, Architect of Thought Duel Deck Foil -- $1

1x Misdirection -- $1

4x Muddle the Mixture -- $1.50 ea

4x Phantasmal Image -- $5 ea

2x Vendilion Clique -- $21 ea

I am willing to haggle a bit on price if you want. I did try to price them a bit below MP TCG low. I accept cash or Paypal gift. Pictures of cards available upon request. Any questions, just ask! :)

Legit_Brankles on Breya Graveyard Artifacts

3 days ago

Here's my suggestions
-1 Island
-1 Swamp
-1 Mountain
-1 Plains
-1 Evolving Wilds
-1 Terramorphic Expanse
+1 Arid Mesa
+1 Marsh Flats
+1 Scalding Tarn
+1 Sacred Foundry
+1 Mox Opal
+1 Temple of Enlightenment

-1 Polymorphist's Jest
+1 Ashnod's Altar
So I don't particularly feel that Polymorphist's Jest really pulls much weight, whereas Ashnod's Altar is an absurd engine in your deck.

-1 Thassa, God of the Sea
+1 Krark-Clan Ironworks
Thassa is cool but KCI is also a value engine, and does ridiculous things in your deck.

-1 Sydri, Galvanic Genius
+1 Darksteel Forge
Sydri isn't so good in your more creature-based strategy. Conversely Darksteel Forge is a beast of a card, regardless of your preference for creature or noncreature artifacts.

-1 Master of Etherium
+1 Master Transmuter
I like Master Transmuter. It does gross things with all the high cost artifacts you've got running amok. Master of Etherium is mostly just a big body that hits things. Sure it functions as a lord for your dudes but if that's what you wanted there are a multitude of other cards that better fulfill that role. Seeing as how MoE is really your only dedicated lord, I think it's fine to replace it with the explosiveness of Master Transmuter.

-1 Turn//Burn
+1 Time Sieve
Turn//Burn is really just a five mana kill spell with some cost reduction utility. I think running a spicy Time Sieve instead is a better use of that slot.

-1 Attrition
+1 Intuition
Who needs Attrition when you have a commander that kills things as well? There certainly exists an argument that this is the wrong swap, along with all the other cards I've suggested, but I think you can get by without and Intuition is just really strong for your deck. You don't even really care what artifact they pick since your graveyard is just another resource to you.

JessieMessy on Dragons Teeth, Hazezon Tamar Tokens

4 days ago

Great find! +1 for getting Hazezon dirty!

I would definitely run beastmaster, especially now while its a cheap pick up. Also note Chromatic Lantern and maybe run Windswept Heath Flooded Strand Arid Mesa or Naya Panorama, these would aid in speed. I love the brute force tokens. Maybe Second Harvest or Parallel Evolution?

ZomBee_Hunt on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago

NarejED ok I revamped my Zedruu the Greathearted deck with cards I actually acquired. I am submitting it again for the tier 3 zedruu spot. Zedr(YOU), Zed(WHAT). (this deck is everything I own in paper)

Average CMC is 3.06. Relatively low for a zedruu deck. I could make it lower, but it takes out some key lock pieces I did get the suggestions you said earlier as well as some of the ones I already planned on inserting.

Like I said earlier. This deck has been tested against tier 1 and 2 decks as there are a few in my meta.

I know I am missing key lands (Arid Mesa, Scalding Tarn, Tundra, Volcanic Island.

Beyond that, I feel like it is complete. Any extra advice please let me know. Or PM me.

I put it up for voting.

lagotripha on Jeskai Monks

1 week ago

I'm gonna give a rundown of stuff that you could put in this to make it super functional in modern- but a lot of it isn't gonna be great for casual play. I'm a fan of Lightning Angel, Steel of the Godhead, Clout of the Dominus, Izzet Charm, Mana Leak, Dispel and so forth in lower cost slots with cards like Think Twice and Whispers of the Muse to draw in decks like this. The big thing is, as always for three colour decks, getting the lands right. I'm guess you aren't gonna be looking for a bunch of Arid Mesa so Shivan Reef, Battlefield Forge, Glacial Fortress and so on are worth a look.Good luck, and have fun brewing!

Omeros on Queen Marchesa

2 weeks ago

General comments:

  1. You've got far more lands than you need. Use artifacts for fast mana (i.e. ramp in early turns) and cut down to 33-36 lands.

  2. Stax is very meta dependent. I don't know what decks you play against most often so some card suggestions may be a poor fit. That said, general resource denial is staple of stax strategies and you're light on it currently.

Cards to cut to make room for recommendations below: Loxodon Warhammer, Balance (this is banned in EDH), Burning Wish (you have no sideboard!), Whispersilk Cloak, generally fewer MLD spells unless you build more heavily to make it one-sided. Stax wants to find ways to break parity in the mess it creates of the game state. Royal Assassin, Solemn Simulacrum, Windborn Muse, Devastating Dreams, possibly all 3 walkers as there are easier ways to "recur" small creatures to sac.

Artifacts to consider: Sphere of Resistance, Talisman of Indulgence, Thorn of Amethyst, Tangle Wire, Cursed Totem, Chrome Mox, Trinisphere, Uba Mask.

Creatures to consider (heavily dependent on your meta): Aven Mindcensor, Containment Priest, Ethersworn Canonist, Recruiter of the Guard, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Lodestone Golem, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare, Glowrider, Reassembling Skeleton, Eidolon of Rhetoric.

Instants and sorceries to consider: Reanimate, Swords to Plowshares, Wheel of Fortune.

Expensive (well above $15) non-land cards to consider: Mox Diamond, Mana Crypt, Chalice of the Void, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Magus of the Moon, Vampiric Tutor.

Land recommendations: As many of the fetchlands in your colors as you can afford (Bloodstained Mire, Polluted Delta, Windswept Heath, Flooded Strand, Wooded Foothills, Marsh Flats, Scalding Tarn, Verdant Catacombs, Arid Mesa). Budget alternatives are the Mirage cycle of fetches, such as Bad River.

Ravnica Shocklands in your colors (Blood Crypt, Sacred Foundry, Godless Shrine) and the one relevant Tango land Smoldering Marsh as these four can be fetched.

Utility and other lands: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Buried Ruin, Volrath's Stronghold, Ancient Tomb.

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